WIT Press


Making Collaboration Work: Application Of A Conceptual Design Stages Protocol For Pre-BIM Stages

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIM150181

Volume

149

Pages

12

Page Range

205 - 216

Published

2015

Size

888 kb

Author(s)

M. Leon, R. Laing, J. Malins, H. Salman

Abstract

This paper presents the application of a Conceptual Design Stages Protocol during feasibility stages within a multidisciplinary design team, for the purpose of bridging the gap between ideas generation and their representation in later and more advanced design stages. Increased effort during the early and conceptual design is a prerequisite for effective and sustainable overall design and construction. Consequently, shift of the effort towards feasibility stages aims to tackle problems with workflow, education and organisation of design teams at the very beginning of a project. Furthermore, the application of an organised process during conceptual design could further support a multi-party agreement, hence enhancing the potentials of collaboration and coordination for the entirety of a project. This paper demonstrates the Conceptual Design Stages Protocol as an organised process encompassing different professionals, technologies and means for communication that has been tested in a conceptual stage study and the outcomes have been incorporated within BIM. The impact of this Protocol on designers’ cognitive, physical, perceptual and collaborative actions is presented and the first pre-BIM Protocol is established.

Keywords

Conceptual Design Stages Protocol, pre-BIM stages, multidisciplinary collaboration, multi-party agreement